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El-Refaee explains that the main treatment in children is through VP shunt.
Tenders are invited for Craniotomy And Vp Shunt Set For The Department Of Neurosurgery At All India Institute Of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur
On the other hand, because the presence of hydrocephalus may be symptomatic and may even cause deterioration of the condition, a VP shunt becomes necessary in nearly 85% of the cases with accompanying hydrocephalus to myelomeningocele.
Two patients with gross hydrocephalus on post operative CT were managed successfully with VP shunt.
Keywords: Hydrocephalus, Cerebrospinal fluid, VP shunt placement.
History of VP shunt insertion, three months back under General Anaesthesia (GA) was there.
The reports showed negative HIV and toxoplasma serology and positive CSF gene study for AFB confirming the diagnosis of CNS tuberculosis, hence ATT and antiedema measures were continued and the EVD was later converted into VP shunt.
Obstructive hydrocephalus requires surgical intervention, in the form of VP shunt or third ventriculostomy.
So our aim to provide analgesia in the pediatric patients planned for VP shunt with perrectal diclofenac versus perrectal paracetamol.
Bowel perforation caused by migration of VP shunt is rare but serious complication.
I had a VP shunt fitted to remove the excess fluid that causes the pressure," says Stephanie.
The VP shunt was then placed for diversion of CSF by an outside neurosurgeon in order to resolve the pseudomeningocele and relieve the pressure in the lumbar cistern, allowing the dural defect to heal.
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